Contemporary Engineering Economics

ISBN-10: 0130893102
ISBN-13: 9780130893109
Edition: 3rd 2002
Authors: Chan S. Park
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Description: Completely revised, this third edition offers comprehensive coverage of engineering economics. It features discussions on related topics dealing with business profit and loss and business related communications.

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Book details

List price: $131.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/6/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 920
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

Completely revised, this third edition offers comprehensive coverage of engineering economics. It features discussions on related topics dealing with business profit and loss and business related communications.

Financial And Cost Information
Engineering Economic Decisions
The Rational Decision-Making Process
Economic Decisions
Predicting the Future
Role of Engineers in Business
Large-Scale Engineering Projects
Types of Strategic Engineering Economic Decisions
Understanding Financial Statements
Accounting: The Basis of Decision Making
Net Worth: How Well Am I Doing? Financial Status for Businesses
Using Ratios to Make Business Decisions
Cost Concepts and Behaviors
General Cost Terms
Classifying Costs for Financial Statements
Cost Classification for Predicting Cost Behavior
Cost Concepts Relevant to Decision Making
Thinking on the Margin: Fundamental Economic
Money And Investing
Time Is Money
Interest: The Cost of Money
Economic Equivalence
Development of Interest Formulas
Unconventional Equivalence Calculations
Understanding Money and Its Management
Nominal and Effective Interest Rates
Equivalence Calculations when Payment Periods and Compounding Periods Coincide
Equivalence Calculations when Payment Periods and Compounding Periods Differ
Equivalence Calculations with Continuous Payments
Changing Interest Rates
Debt Management
Amortized Loans
Principles of Investing
Investing in Financial Assets
Investment Strategies
Investing in Stocks
Investing in Bonds
Evaluating Business And Engineering Assets
Present Worth Analysis
Describing Project Cash Flows
Initial Project Screening Method
Present Worth Analysis
Variations of Present Worth Analysis
Comparing Mutually Exclusive Alternatives
Annual Equivalent Worth Analysis
Annual Equivalent Criterion
Applying Annual Worth Analysis
Mutually Exclusive Projects
Design Economics
Rate of Return Analysis
Rate of Return
Methods for Finding Rate of Return
Internal Rate of Return Criterion
Mutually Exclusive Alternatives
Development Of Project Cash Flows
Depreciation
Asset Depreciation
Factors Inherent to Asset Depreciation
Book Depreciation Methods
Tax Depreciation Methods
Depletion
Repairs or Improvements to Depreciable Assets
Corporate Income Taxes
After-Tax Cash Flow
Corporate Taxes
Tax Treatment of Gains or Losses on Depreciable Assets
Income Tax Rate to be Used in Economic Analysis
Developing Project Cash Flows
Estimating Cost/Benefit for Engineering Projects
Incremental Cash Flows
Developing Cash Flow Statements
Generalized Cash Flow Approach
Inflation and Its Impact on Project Cash Flows
Meaning and Measure of Inflation
Equivalence Calculations under Inflation
Effects of Inflation on Project Cash Flows
Rate of Return Analysis under Inflation
Special Topics In Engineering Economics
Project Risk and Uncertainty
Origins of Project Risk
Methods of Describing Project Risk
Probability Concepts for Investment Decisions
Probability Distribution of NPW
Decision Trees and Sequential Investment Decisions
Replacement Decisions
Replacement Analysis Fundamentals
Economic Service Life
Replacement Analysis When Required Service Is Long
Replacement Analysis with Tax Considerations
Capital Budgeting Decisions
Methods of Financing
Cost of Capital
Choice of Minimum Attractive Rate of Return
Capital Budgeting
Economic Analysis in the Public Sector
Framework of Benefit-Cost Analysis
Valuation of Benefits and Costs
Benefit-Cost Ratios
Analysis of Public Projects Based on Cost-Effectiveness
Computing IRR for Nonsimple Investments
Predicting Multiple i*s
Net Investment Test
External Interest Rate for Mixed Investments
Calculation of Return on Invested Capital for Mixed Investments
Trial-and-Error Method for Computing IRR
Simulation
Computer Simulation
Model Building
Monte Carlo Sampling
Simulation Output Analysis
Dependent Random Variables
Electronic Spreadsheets: Summary of Built-In Financial Functions
Nominal Versus Effective Interest Rates
Single-Sum Compounding Functions
Annuity Functions
Loan Analysis Functions
Bond Functions
Project Evaluation Tools
Depreciation Functions
Interest Factors for Discrete Compounding
Answers to Self-Test Questions
Index

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